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Honda Begins Sales of New 50cc Scooter in China

Tokyo (JCNN) June 25, 2004; Sundiro Honda Motorcycle Co., Ltd., Honda's motorcycle production and sales joint venture in China, has begun sales in the Chinese market of the 50cc scooter, "Ziyou Today" (known as "Today" in Japan).

The Ziyou Today achieves excellent environmental performance, adopting the EURO1 emission standard required in China and offering high fuel efficiency. Furthermore, the scooter boasts a number of enhanced features, including an anti-theft system.

Honda launched the new 125cc Cub model, Xin Gainian, earlier this month. In addition, a new 125cc scooter, the first model to be designed and developed by Honda's local R&D facility in Shanghai, will be introduced later this fall.

The annual sales target of the Ziyou Today is estimated at around 50,000 units.